When you drive into work, chances are you turn on the radio. Several local radio stations have early morning DJ's who keep you entertained while you fight traffic. At 5:30 in the morning, it is rather quiet at Next Media, unless you step into the z107.5 studio and meet morning DJs Foz and Tina. “I would consider this the only one of the few jobs in America where you get paid to play. We play for a living, play music, tell fart jokes, and do nothing pretty serious and get paid for it. It's pretty unique,” said Foz. But like a true co-host, Tina is quick to point out it's not always so laid back. “Foz pretends like I don't do any work, and it is a lot of fun to get paid to play but it is a lot of work. People don't understand what goes into putting a show together and it is very hard to find two people who can interact and have chemistry like him and I,” Tina said about Foz. Along with chemistry, they have a lot of energy for such an early morning hour. Coming in at 5am requires a lot of “Coffee. Yes, coffee is definitely key around here,” one said. Just down the hallway is Jammin 99.9, where program director Stanley B is busy at work. “You've got to be one step ahead of yourself all the time.” Although the music is preprogrammed from the day before, he goes through the log every morning to make sure the songs are just right. Along with answering calls from listeners, he also has to stay on top of what's happening during the morning drive so he can let folks know what to expect during the morning rush. And once the show is over, “As soon as I get out of here you start for the next day. But it’s fun, that’s the big thing and we enjoy doing it.”
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